Globe Education Exchange Program
UC Davis' exchange program with Globe Education at Shakespeare's Globe gives our faculty and students access to extensive educational resources dedicated to the experience and international understanding of Shakespeare in performance. UC Davis is the only university on the West Coast that has a formal relationship with Globe Education.
Reconstructed in 1997, Shakespeare's Globe is a replica of the 1599 open-air playhouse in London where Shakespeare worked and for which he wrote many of his greatest plays. The theatre has developed a robust educational program, Globe Education, that serves as an international resource for performance and education, extending beyond theatre studies and Renaissance England to a broader look at science, medicine and sociology in the same era across the world.
The exchange program, directed by Theatre and Dance Department Chair Peter Lichtenfels, boosts the focus on Renaissance scholarship at UC Davis and includes graduate student and faculty scholarships for study at Shakespeare's Globe, and visits to UC Davis by Globe Education professionals who will work with undergraduate and graduate students. During the 2006-2007 academic year, five Globe Education practitioners - Giles Block, Dr. Farah Karim-Cooper, Glynn MacDonald, Stewart Pearce and Jenny Tiramani visited the Theatre and Dance Department for intensive one-week workshops. In Extremis, by Howard Brenton, recently completed its world premiere run at the Globe Theatre. The play’s U.S. premiere occurred at UC Davis in 1997 when the playwright was Granada Artist-in-Residence at the Theatre & Dance Department.
The program is also designed to stimulate cross-disciplinary work throughout the campus among faculty and students interested in connections between science, health, politics, sociology, history, astronomy, religion and other disciplines.